My reading goal for 2022 was 34 books and I made it! Below are 35 books; my Goodreads also has a CEU book I read for my license renewal in October, but it was not a fun book to read so I didn’t include it here.
We read 8 books for book club and I picked some great summer reads for summer. I loved The Lincoln Highway and think it’s my favorite of the year, but the books by Emily Henry were really pleasantly surprising and right up there – fun with substance! And the Lager Queen of Minnesota was also a really great read.
So enjoy my brief summaries of the books I read in 2022! What is your favorite book for the year?
The year started out strong with this book. I really enjoyed reading about Will Smith and went down several Will Smith rabbit holes, watching certain episodes of the Fresh Prince (which I never really watched the first time it ran) and watching many movies he starred in. “Ali,” iRobot,” “Independence Day,” and eventually “King Richard,” which he won an Oscar for. But uff, that Oscar ceremony slap. How disappointing…
Our first book club book for 2022! And what an interesting book it was! I haven’t read a lot about leprosy or prohibition before and this was really an engaging book.
Another winner by Lian Dolan. I was able to read an advanced copy right after we returned from France and then we read this for book club this year. It wasn’t a favorite of the group but I enjoyed it.
I found this at B&N – a signed copy! It was a good book and it was fun to go down a Sutton Foster rabbit hole on her Instagram, looking for her craft projects! And then to see her on Broadway in February of this year! Good stuff.
I listened to this one, because… Matthew McConaughey. Alright, alright, alright! Greenlight! It would be fun to read with my eyes, because he made a lot of bullet points, but it was very fun to have him in my ears!
Another book club pick for 2022! The personal librarian for JP Morgan prompted a visit to the Morgan Library in NYC when I visited there in February – right before book club! It was fun to see the collections and visit the places we read about, and then share what I saw through photos.
I really liked this book! Probably one of my favorites of 2022!
And then this one – not memorable!
The next book club pick for 2022 – and truly the favorite of 2022 for me. I was feeling so much angst for the characters – angry on their behalf. Just so good.
And a cookbook. Did I read it really? but it’s on my list, so…
One that I had on my Kindle for a while… Just meh.
Another signed copy in my possession! Adriana’s books don’t disappoint. Very character driven. Love it.
Because I’ve enjoyed Amor Towles books, I had to check this one off my list. I listened to it on audio. Fascinating time period, the 20s in NYC and beyond.
Another unmemorable book, unfortunately. On my Kindle.
I really liked this book, which was about a time period that again I don’t know much about – the great Depression, the Dust Bowl…
Another reliable Weiner book! Fun to read. Not my favorite but not bad!
A cute fun summer read.
This was a little traumatic… About COVID and isolation and the early days and ICU psychosis… uff.
What a fun fun fun read.
Ah, dogs. They get into our hearts, don’t they? A nice tribute to a good dog.
And another great book! Fun and not too fluffy!
For book club – the silly Shopaholic!
My goal in 2022 was to read a Louise Penny book so I started at the beginning! What a pleasurable world she seems to have created…
And then a surreal world. It was a fascinating read and not too horrific, but just horrific enough.
And by the same author – another easy to read, surreal world.
Book in a bag for book club! A good story about a plane crash. Very tragic, but not too traumatic.
We had a road trip in October to Kentucky, so we chose a book set in that state. We weren’t in the Appalachians but it was fascinating to read about the difference books make, the blue people, and rural rural rural America.
Another book club book – and a good one! Smart women, sexism, and love.
A quick read, but not a light subject.
For book club – a favorite read year after year!
I wanted this to be better, but it wasn’t bad at all. I just thought the opportunity to go back in time and talk to your parents with your adult mind was fascinating, but it took me forever to read…
A Christmas book with characters I didn’t know… I should look for the first book in the series. But it was good.
Started this in book form and finished on audio. She fascinates, Emily Nagoski. The stress cycle, her way of teaching…
I listened to this one on recommendation from a blog, but it was booooring. I did finish it. I don’t know who this person is.
I powered through this at the end of the year, too. I think I started it in January 2022 but finished on 12/31/22. Good food for thought for the end of the year…